Upcoming events in and around the Pea Ridge National Military Park:
Pea Ridge National Military Park Foundation is partnering with Pea Ridge National Military Park to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Pea Ridge on March 9-11, 2012. This historic event will kick-off on March 9th on the Bentonville Downtown Square with a cavalry re-enactment on the actual site where the Union and Confederate Armies met in March 1862 before the Battle of Pea Ridge. That evening, Bobby Horton will perform in concert “Songs and Stories of the Civil War” at the Bentonville Shewmaker Center. All other events will take place March 10th and 11th at Pea Ridge National Military Park and include soldier encampments, battlefield talks and guided hikes, artillery and rifle firing demonstrations, a battlefield luminary and memorial service. The kick-off is free to the public, but the concert is a ticketed event. All park events will cost regular park admission of $5 per adult or $10 per vehicle. Click for PDF here.
Combining his passion for music and Civil War history, he began recording what has now become fourteen volumes of authentic Civil War tunes in his home studio – playing all of the period era instruments and singing all the parts himself. This series is sold around the world and has led to a career in film scoring and a live presentation of these songs with the stories that accompany them. Bobby Horton is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities of music from the Civil War period.
A seasoned performer, Horton is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and music historian. He has performed with the musical- comedy trio Three On a String, throughout the United States and Canada for 35 plus years. He has also produced and performed music scores for thirteen PBS films by Ken Burns including “The Civil War”, and “Baseball,” two films for The A&E network, and sixteen films for The National Park Service. His series of recordings of authentic period music has been acclaimed by historical organization and publications through America and Europe. BobbyHorton.com